It would be a cinch to switch voices from one foul-mouthed politico to another, so this is an effing golden opportunity. Blago is scheduled to report to the Big House on February 16 to serve his fourteen-year sentence for corruption, so Sinker could start out by predicting what the disgraced governor will do with his last precious weeks of freedom—lots of jogging, we presume. Once Blagojevich is locked up it’ll be easy to imagine his jailhouse pursuits: learning the harmonica, making license plates and desperately trying not to become ex-gov George Ryan’s bitch.
Audience choice: Richard Daley
Best audience comments: “@MayorDaley2020 A monday morning quarterback by Daley of Emanuel”; “Nothing can replace @MayorEmanuel ever. But I’d be ok with a Quaxelrod and Hambone joint twitter.”
Best of Chicago 2011